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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
jobs in the yet penetration of andrew jackson. first he helped him become the u.s. attorney general, then the secretary of the treasury and then in 1836 the chief justice of the supreme court. he went on to write the dred scott decision in 1857 which effectively legalized slavery and he's in the coming of the civil war so they were inseparable political figures in this period and influential and important in a way that is totally forgotten. in washington there is a bridge that crosses the potomac river in the park where he used to live and in the park there's lots of exhibits that are devoted to him and there is one that says he was active in antislavery causes and this is wrong, completely wrong. it would be more active to say that he was active in suppressing the antislavery causes. part of the point of the book is to remind people of things we really don't want to remember about our own history so this is also a book about the real francis scott key but i don't want to give the wrong impression. this book is not a polemical book or out to score points. it's to tell this amazing s
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
since andrew jackson to be reelected in his first reelection, first elected president of the smaller share of the vote in his reelection. and, of course, at this point he was tied with george w. bush, although johnson, for the narrowest margin of victory ever for successfully reelected president all that tells us i think is that we are a very divided country to obama, demography gives democrats an opportunity to build a majority coalition that will have some legs. they have won the popular vote five of six election to the difficulty in holding white voters while in office is something i think is a real challenge in executing the opportunity that demographic change provides. i mean, two things are remarkable, that in many ways this campaign shows the weakness of both sides, that republicans are unable to win even 20% of minorities, and a sitting democratic president could not even 40% of whites. both parties are looking and structural challenges into the state to come and the chance that obama had still a robust majority coalition i think was not realize, but demography still gives hi
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
jackson. tell us a little bit about how that came about because i want to lead into what you unfold in here having to do with the conservatism on blacks and whites. >> guest: right, right. jackson was a -- was, i think, a seen by then, even, as a great justice, and he had been the prosecutor at the numberberg war trials, took time off from the court and gone to nuremberg and then game back to the court. rehnquist graduates from stanford law school early at the end of 1952. he was actually in the class that would have ended a semester later. he finishedded the work, so smart, got out early, and so he wanted to -- it was clear when i was researching through the papers and looking at the diary ies that were on deposit with the papers, fascinating, had six notebooks that were filled with rem innocences, -- memories, and desires, and memoirs, and one of the things that was clear is he really saw himself destined for some important job. he, actually, on the court probably or certainly somewhere in government because he had asked himself as a student, he had actually written what now honorabl
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm EST
traditional conservative populism of jackson or ronald reagan. third, when the country manages to deal with such a deadlock or change such a deadlock as this it doesn't come to any other means. so you have a lot of red and that may be a good harbinger for your party but it doesn't say anything about how the country is going to move forward in terms of what you promote. so given all of that if you buy any of it, to what extent do you see any way the next four years are going to be anything other than a continuation of the last struggling kicking the can down the road not really dealing with the fundamental problems in america? >> three very good questions. i would say that obama's first term has two parts before and after the 2012 election just as the clinton administration was also to parts. i talk about the last six years when they took the house and the senate and forced the welfare reform and cut the capitol gains tax. they never talk about the first two years where growth and jobs were flat when the democrats read everything. so i'm all in favor of a last six years of the clinton admini
CSPAN
Nov 20, 2012 12:00pm EST
traditional conservative populism of jackson or his ronald reagan, and third. when they manage to deal with the deadlocks to change the direction or brick at such a deadlock as this it comes into the presidential leadership. it doesn't come into any other means. that need to be a good harbinger for your policy and how they are bred to move forward on terms of what to promote. so, given all of that if you buy into any of it, it is to what extent do you see any way in the world that the next four years are going to be anything other than a continuation of the last four struggling through, kicking the can down the road not dealing with the fundamental problems of america? >> three very good questions. i would say that obama's first term has two parts before and after the 2010 election just as the clinton administration was also two parts. as a talk about the last years and clinton when the republicans took the house and forced them to keep welfare reform and cut the capitol gains tax. they never talk about the first two years where the jobs reflect when the democrats ran everything. i'm i
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